Final patient safety organization rule

This final rule outlines the requirements that entities must meet to become PSOs and the processes by which the Department of Health and Human Services Secretary will review and accept certifications and list PSOs. It also describes the privilege and confidentiality protections for the information that is assembled and developed by providers and PSOs, the exceptions to these privilege and confidentiality protections, and the procedures for the imposition of civil money penalties for the knowing or reckless impermissible disclosure of patient safety work product.